Stakeholders of the Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Bende Local Government Area have backed the peace and reconciliation committee mandated by the national leadership to unify the party.
Drawn from the 13 wards in Bende, they endorsed the peace efforts during the maiden meeting the state chairman, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu at his country home at Nkpa.
Ononogbu harped on the need for party stakeholders to work with unity of purpose to save Abia from the suffocating bad governance of the PDP.
He admonished party members to put aside their differences and cooperate with the peace and reconciliation committee to accomplish its task.
“We can’t continue to be angry; we can’t continue to complain and be indifferent. We must get involved in playing the politics that will change the style of governance in Abia,” he said.
The party chairman stated that the 2023 general election is crucial to the fate of Abia as the people of have made up their minds to vote out the ruling party.
He urged APC stakeholders to play their role and protect people from being intimidated and compelled to vote against their conscience.
Ononogbu said that the struggle to rescue Abia and make it better was not about those who are already comfortable but for the suffering masses that are bearing the brunts of bad governance in the state.
He said that APC, the main opposition party is at the vanguard for Abia liberation hence the ruling PDP, knowing that its time is up, has been creating “artificial problems” to destabilise the opposition camp.
The party chairman vowed that APC would not give in to the antics of the ruling party in its desperation to survive its looming waterloo.
Many stakeholders in their speeches preferred solutions to the lingering crisis in Abia APC and charged the party leadership to continue in its efforts to build a united, formidable party that would dethrone the government in power next year.